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Group Visser-Meily

The Center of Excellence for Rehabilitation Research is the research- and innovation center for rehabilitation of Brain Center, UMC Utrecht and De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation

About

Research focuses on ways to support autonomy, self-management and participation of patients with chronic disabilities; Stroke, Neuromuscular disorders such as ALS and SMA, Brain based Developmental Disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, and Spinal Cord Injury, with a specific focus on the role of personal and environmental factors, cognition, and physical health (physical activity, sleep and nutrition). The research builds on a strong connection between research and clinical practice. The research unit has built a lot of expertise in end-user involvements; patients and relatives are involved in all aspects of all research.

Research interests/topics

Stroke, Neuromuscular disorders such as ALS and SMA, Brain based Developmental Disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, and Spinal Cord Injury

Group members

  • Prof. Anne Visser-Meily
  • Prof Marcel Post
  • Dr. Tanja Nijboer, associate professor
  • Dr. Marjolijn Ketelaar, assistent professor
  • Dr. Olaf Verschuren, assistent professor
  • Dr. Anita Beelen, assistent professor

Key publications

Awards/Achievements/Prizes

  • 'Sell lecture' 2019 by Marcel Post
  • Betto Deelmanprijs 2019 for Tanja Nijboer
  • Outreach price BCRM 2017 for Marjolijn Ketelaar